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1356 : Grail Quest - Bernard Cornwell

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1356. The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. France stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the Battle of Crecy and led by the Black Prince, is invading again and the French are hunting them down.

Thomas of Hookton, an English archer, is under orders to seek out the lost sword of St Peter, a weapon said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near the town of Poitiers, an extraordinary confrontation will ignite one of the greatest battles of all time.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.

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I love Tom the Archer

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
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    I have been following the adventures of Tom the archer from book one. I am looking forward to the next installment. Love the way Bernard Cornwell writes and I have read everything he has written so far.

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    among b. cornwall's best

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    from victor harbor

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading

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      excellent reading at any time/place

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      'A reminder of just how good a writer he is' SUNDAY TIMES Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' George R.R. Martin 'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that' TELEGRAPH Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail 'The historical blockbuster of the year' EVENING STANDARD 'A runaway success' OBSERVER 'The characterisation, as ever, is excellent...And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution' NEWS OF THE WORLD

      Bernard Cornwell

      Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force. He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years. He began as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. It was while working in Belfast that he met Judy, a visiting American, and fell in love. Judy was unable to move to Britain for family reasons so Bernard went to the States where he was refused a Green Card. He decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government - and for some years he had been wanting to write the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars - and so the Sharpe series was born. Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.

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      ISBN: 9780007331864
      ISBN-10: 000733186X
      Series: Grail Quest
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 448
      Published: 1st June 2013
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.2  x 3.7
      Weight (kg): 0.42